Flaming Meaux wrote:
Wait--there's an actual policy on the bra/garment ordering thing now? I've got to see it--
I always thought that was just something that apostates like me THOUGHT women should be able to choose. I know my wife was instructed in the temple that the bra has to go over the garments (that would've been 2006), and that's still the way she insists is the "correct" way to wear them (regardless of what she might prefer).
I was instructed that I could wear the garment tops either way, but that the preference should be with the bra on top. This, to make sure the holiness is closest to the skin I guess?
So- that is the way I wore them, and got used to, and in fact I didn't like them over the garments for two reasons: With them under, I could keep them from riding up and getting in the way of my shirt neckline... the bra held them where I wanted them. And secondly, with them over, if I had any kind of fitted shirt, you could easily see the markings over the breast. Highly embarrassing.
The other point of controversy is how to wear the garment bottoms when you are on your period. With underwear over or under or just the garments only? Any woman can tell you that you need something besides garment bottoms during that time.... they are just not practical!
The fact that a church can have people wringing their hands about the proper way to wear underwear is just ludicrous.
And is one of the many reasons I am glad I am no longer part of it.